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Today's News

  • LJ gets good financial report in audit

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Despite experiencing a decrease in total revenue and an increase in total expenses during the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year, a recent audit shows the city in good shape.

        During the October regular meeting of City Council CPA Cheryle Beauchamp presented the 2009-2010 audit prepared by Stiles, Carter and Associates and while the report recommended city officials remain prudent, Beauchamp proclaimed that Lebanon Junction was financially sound.

  • Think tank on ACT scores gets A+

    If educators didn’t have enough on their plates, local leaders are pushing to increase ACT scores for students.

    A think tank summit was held recently for Bullitt County educators. The message was simple - preparing youngsters for life after high school is the number one goal and a key indicator is the ACT.

    This test has been used for years to determine college readiness. The state of Kentucky mandated that all juniors must take the test, free of charge.

  • Eagle boys, BE girls earn first trips; Chargers return to state

    BUCKNER - Bullitt County’s most successful day ever of distance running had its epi-center at Oldham County High School with the Class 2-A, Region 3 Cross-Country Championships.

    Getting top performances all over the board, Bullitt East and North Bullitt both turned in record setting days on Saturday, qualifying three teams for this week’s Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

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  • Despite strides, school system on 'list' of 13 failing NCLB

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Riding on a crest of euphoria after recent test data revealed that the marks were rising, Bullitt County school officials were given a dose of reality on Tuesday.

        Bullitt County joined 12 other school districts targeted by assistance by the state Department of Education.

  • Alcohol back on table in Mt. Washington

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Three years ago the city council considered a measure to allow Sunday liquor sales, but due to a lack of support from council members, the measure died.

        Now Councilman Gary Lawson is asking that the city revisit the issue and at the request of several constituents he has sponsored an amendment to the city’s alcohol license ordinance to permit by the drink license holders to sell liquor by the drink on Sundays after 1 p.m.

  • Police investigate armed robbery

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Shepherdsville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday at 274 Highway 44 East.

        The incident occurred around 4:30 PM, according to SPD.

        An unidentified male entered the business and fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

        Anyone with more information should call the Shepherdsville Police at 502-921-1000, 957-1001, or the anonymous tip line at 502-215-1588.

  • A Veteran Is...

        America’s war veterans come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and ages. Their collective experience spans two world wars and several foreign conflicts. They have followed war mules through Flanders Field, dropped from landing barges onto the beaches of Normandy, faced the icy cold of Porkchop Hill and trudged through the rice paddies of the Mekong Delta.

        But, regardless of differences in makeup and experience, all veterans share a common bond - a brotherhood of memory and hard-won wisdom that helps define their character.

  • Views vary on results from Tuesday's elections

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The question of whether the voter dissatisfaction with politics in Washington would trickle down to the local level may have been answered loud and clear in Bullitt County last Tuesday.

        As a result, there will be unprecedented change in local positions when officials take office in January.

        Out of the 29,794 votes cast in Bullitt County, 34 percent went with a straight ticket. And of that number, 4,917 filled out the Republican box and the remaining 3,063 selected the Democratic box.

  • Freeman fulfills lifelong dream of hiking Appalachian Trail

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After retiring from 25 years of service with the state in February, Michael Freeman, 53, finally had the opportunity to pursue his lifelong dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail.

    Few have completed the 2,179 mile trek from Georgia to Maine, however, Danny McGeorge, said that wasn’t about to deter his stepson from accomplishing his lofty goal.

    “He talked about it since he was a scout,” McGeorge said.